Dara Calleary (Fianna Fáil): asked if it was acceptable that a consultant had gone on maternity leave  and would not be replaced until September.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 850 people were told this week by two Galway hospitals that all outpatient rheumatology clinics for July and August had been cancelled, Fia(...)

At DCU for the Digital News Consumption Conference were: Dr David Levy , director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; Michael O’Keeffe, chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Dr Jane Suiter, director of DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism and John Mulholland, editor of the ‘Observer’. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell was “chancing his arm” when he said new regulations on media holdings should allow existing arrangements to be challe(...)

Clerys staff and supporters during a protest outside Clerys on O’Connell Street, Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Communications Alex White has said the Government would amend company law if there was a need and a way to do so in the wake of the co(...)

Every address in the State will be allocated a unique seven-digit code.

The new postal location code system will be launched in early July when 2.2 million homes and businesses in the State will be assigned individual c(...)

Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) who received the Nobel prize for literature in 1923. Photograph: George C Beresford/Getty Images

During one of the headline events of his birthday celebration in Sligo, WB Yeats’ granddaughter Caitriona briefly shared a stage with Mary Plunkett gr(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: Said Ireland was the only country in the EU, or the OECD, without a postcode system. Photograph: Alan Betson

About 35 per cent of premises in Ireland had exactly the same address as another property, Minister for Communications Alex White told the Dáil. He s(...)

New media mergers guidelines have described  a holding or voting strength of over 20 per cent as  constituting a significant interest in a media company.

New guidelines will give the Minister for Communications power to decide if a proposed media merger is in the public interest in terms of diversity an(...)

The guidelines will apply across print, broadcast and online and will set out thresholds that specify how many shares or holdings are needed to be able to influence the “direction or policy . . . with regard to news, current affairs or cultural content”. Photograph: Getty Images

New media mergers guidelines which say it is “undesirable” for one person or business to hold excessive influence in the industry are set to be passed(...)

Independent News & Media will not rule out buying broadcaster TV3, INM chairman Leslie Buckley has said.

Independent News & Media plans to spend up to €100 million on media sector acquisitions in Ireland and the UK and will not rule out buying broadca(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said: “I’ve always been a very staunch defender about the right of elected representatives in the Dáil to be able to speak their minds, say their piece, with responsibility.” Photograph: Alan Betson 2:49

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said there is “no evidence of wrongdoing” ahead of the widened inquiry into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), whi(...)